Arts Center Task Force
Transforming our Community through the Vista Arts Center


We have the LAND. We have the ARCHITECTS.
We need 1000 people to DONATE in the next two weeks to build the Vista Arts Center.


Click here to learn more about the designs of the Vista Arts Center prepared by LMN architects.

Your donation will:
• Influence the big donors to step up. The sooner we all donate, the stronger the message.
• Hire LMN Architects (see donate page) so we will know what the arts center will look like,
how it will function, and how much it will cost.

Any amount. Spread the word.
 Or mail your check to ACTF, PO Box 2131, Richland, WA 99352

The Arts Center Task Force is the sponsor of the Vista Arts Center, which will be located in the heart of the Vista Field Redevelopment Project. We invite you to join us in transforming our community through this non-profit facility. Through your donations and sponsorships, we are the ones who can make the Vista Arts Center a reality.

There are many benefits of taking the Vista Arts Center from idea to reality. For some, the Vista Arts Center will set the cornerstone for economic development at Vista Field.  For others, it will provide a home for the performing and visual arts and enhance our quality of life. Students of all ages will be able to grow from the educational experiences they experience at Vista. Tourism will flourish and businesses will boost their recruitment and retention of employees by offering the feeling of a large urban city – all wrapped up in a friendly hometown atmosphere. 

Today, the Vista Arts Center is a goal. We, the citizens of this region, are the ones who have the opportunity to make it a reality and transform our community though our sponsorships and donations.

The FacilityThe Vista Arts Center will feature an

  • 800-seat theatre with outstanding acoustics, technical support, and comfortable seats
  • Large lobby that can used for events
  • Art gallery and educational space
  • Catering set-up kitchen and beverage service
  • Plenty of restrooms.

Programs and Events – While Vista Arts Center will have the capability to host the more than 40 local performing arts groups and numerous visual artists, it will also host mid-size professional touring groups. At Vista Arts Center you can expect to participate in or see:

  • Music – symphonic, choral, chamber, solo
  • Dance – traditional, ballet, and contemporary
  • Lyric Theatre – musicals, operas, operettas
  • Plays – touring groups, regional performances
  • Popular, variety entertainment, and comedy shows
  • Festivals, pageants, competitions, graduations, recitals, and receptions
  • Lobby and stage exhibits
  • Speakers and conferences
  • Gallery openings
  • Educational workshops and seminars.

The Funding – The Arts Center Task Force is funding the Vista Arts Center through donations and grants. Donations can be made on a one-time basis or through multi-year pledges. Donations of consultant expertise, labor and materials for the development and construction of the Vista Arts Center also are welcomed and acknowledged. The Task Force may also accept outright or testamentary gifts of various kinds of property, including cash, securities, life insurance, interest in or gifts from trusts. These arrangements will be worked through our legal representative. All donations are tax deductible. 

Sponsorship Opportunities – The Arts Center Task Force offers numerous sponsorship opportunities, ranging from naming rights for the entire facility to your name on individual seats in the theatre.

Could your business use some targeted visibility in the Tri-Cities? The Fundraising Committee is offering sponsorships for three upcoming events. Sponsorships are how we will pay for the detailed plan drawings and more in 2017-2018, so please consider sponsoring one or more of these. Contact Julie Wiley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (509) 619-8546, or use our Contact form.

Oct. 7: Wild West Steampunk Masquerade
By Mystic Party Solutions at the Uptown Theatre in Richland

Oct. 20 & 21: 509 Tour De Arts
A self-guided tour around the Tri-Cities highlighting 22 Eastern Washington artists and their work.

Dec. 12: A Celtic Christmas Concert
By Dublin women’s trio Affiniti with special guest Howard Crosby at the Three Rivers Convention Center

Donor Recognition - All donations are acknowledged.  Most donations also will be recognized in the Vista Arts Center when it is completed. 

Want more information?

Reach us at (509) 619-8546 or through the Contact page.

Arts Center Task Force
1177 Jadwin Ave. Ste. 103
P.O. Box 2131
Richland, WA 99352


Short - Mastersingers
Thu Oct 26 @12:00AM
Fri Oct 27 @12:00AM
Sat Oct 28 @12:00AM
Fri Nov 10 @ 7:30PM -
Latin American Celebration

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